Coeur d'Alene Symphony

Spokane Public Radio

Jan Pellant, new Artistic Director and Conductor of the Coeur d'Alene Symphony met with Verne in the studio for the first time since being selected for his role. 

Jill Cathey, Coeur d'Alene Symphony prinicpal oboist  joins Maestro Pellant in anticipation of the upcoming Labor Day Concert in Coeur d'Alene City Park

1:00 PM, September 3rd, 2018, Coeur d'Alene City Park, Coeur d'Alene, ID. 

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Verne speaks with virtuoso violinist James Buswell in anticipation of his three performances this weekend: 

Friday, May 4th, 2018: 7:30 PM at the Salvation Army Kroc Center in Coeur d'Alene

Saturday, May 5th, 2018: 2:00 PM at the Salvation Army Kroc Center in Coeur d'Alene. 

Sunday, May 6th, 2018: 4:00 PM at the Martin Woldson Theater at the Foxin Spokane. 

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Coeur d'Alene Symphony guest conductor  Barry Kolman shares his story and introduces his holiday concert performances. Kolman will have two consecutive concerts with the Coeur d'Alene Symphony tonight, December. 1st, 2017 and tomorrow, Dec. 2nd, 2017. 

For more information go to Coeur d'Alene Symphony website

Sixteen year old Takumi Taguchi is the 2017 Coeur d'Alene Symphony Competition winner, earning the chance to play the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto with the CDA Symphony at the 2017 Labor Day concert.

The Coeur d'Alene Symphony will present Music from Scandinavia featuring soloist Renato (Ron) Fabbro playing the Grieg Piano Concerto.  This morning Fabbro and conductor Jorge Luis Uzcátegui visited the studio to preview the concert which will be on Friday May 5 at 7:30pm and Saturday May 6 at 2pm. .  Dr. Fabbro will also be holding a master class at the Kroc Center at 10am on Saturday, May 6.

Today we had a wide range of live music in the Spokane Public Radio studio as we were joined by the six winners of the Coeur d'Alene Symphony Young Artist Competition.  Each artist - a tubist, a cellist, two pianists, a violinist and a vocalist - gave us a brief performance and sat down with Verne to talk about their musical background and experience with the competition.

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This morning, Verne was joined in the studio members of the band Folkinception who played a few tunes and talked about their upcoming performances with the Coeur d'Alene Symphony.  The concerts will be January 20 at 7:30pm and January 21st at 2pm at the Kroc Center in Coeur d'Alene.

The Coeur d'Alene Symphony will be performing their final set of concerts this weekend, and Verne had a chance to talk with Principal Cellist Mika Hood about her role in this season finale.  The "Realm of Champions" concert features Edvard Grieg's Peer Gynt Suite No. 1, Johannes Brahms' Double Concerto for Violin, Cello, and Orchestra, and Ludwig van Beethoven's Symphony No. 6.  Mika is the cello soloist, along with Dr.

Today we put our nice new performance studio to the test with the seven winners of the Coeur d'Alene Symphony Young Artist Competition.  We had a wide range of winners--including two pianists, two vocalists, and two violinists, and a flutist--play a wide range of repertoire.  Verne talked with each one of them following a short performance.